Cleaning the motorcycle
Material damage: Components become damaged or destroyed if a pressure cleaner is used incorrectly. The high pressure forces water into the electrical components, connectors, throttle cables, and bearings, etc. Pressure which is too high causes malfunctions and destroys components.
-Do not direct the water jet directly on to electrical components, connectors, throttle cables or bearings.
-Maintain a minimum distance between the nozzle of the pressure cleaner and the component. Minimum clearance 60 cm
Environmental Hazard: Hazardous substances cause environmental damage.
– Dispose of oils, grease, filters, fuel, cleaning agents, brake fluid, etc., correctly and in compliance with the applicable regulations.
Info If you clean the motorcycle regularly, its value and appearance will be maintained over a long period. Avoid direct sunshine on the motorcycle during cleaning.
- Seal the exhaust system to keep water out.
- First remove coarse dirt particles with a gentle spray of water.
- Spray very dirty areas with a normal motorcycle cleaner and then clean with a paint- brush.
Info Use warm water containing normal motorcycle cleaner and a soft sponge. Never apply motorcycle cleaner to a dry vehicle; always rinse the vehicle with water first. If the vehicle was operated in road salt, clean it with cold water. Warm water would enhance the corrosive effects of salt.
-After rinsing the motorcycle with a gentle spray of water, allow it to dry thoroughly.
- Remove the closure of the exhaust system.
Danger of accident: Moisture and dirt impair the brake system.
- Brake carefully several times to dry out and remove dirt from the brake lin- ings and the brake discs.
After cleaning, ride the vehicle a short distance until the engine warms up.
Info The heat produced causes water at inaccessible locations in the engine and on the brake system to evaporate.
- Push back the sleeves of the handlebar controls to allow any water that has penetrated to evaporate.
-After the motorcycle has cooled off, lubricate all moving parts and bearings.
- Clean the chain
-Treat bare metal parts (except for brake discs and exhaust system) with anti-corrosion materials
-Treat all painted parts with a mild paint polish.
Info - Do not polish parts that were matte when delivered as this would strongly impair the material quality.
- Treat all plastic parts and powder-coated parts with a mild cleaning and care product.
- Oil the ignition/steering lock.
Checks and maintenance steps for winter operation
info If the motorcycle is used in the winter, salt can be expected on the roads. Precautions need to be taken against road salt corrosion. If the vehicle was operated in road salt, clean it with cold water after riding. Warm water would enhance the corrosive effects of salt.
- Clean the motorcycle.
- Clean the brakes
info After EVERY trip on salted roads, thoroughly wash the brake calipers and brake linings with cold water and dry carefully. This should be done after the parts are cooled down and while they are installed. After riding on salted roads, thoroughly wash the motorcycle with cold water and dry it well.
- Treat the engine, swingarm, and all other bright and zinc-plated parts (except for the brake discs) with a wax-based corrosion inhibitor.
info Corrosion inhibitor is not permitted to come in contact with the brake discs as this would greatly reduce the braking force.
- Clean the chain.